This postcard shows a parade float rounding the corner from Cascade onto First. We haven't seem this perspective before. That's the Mt. Hood Hotel to the left, and the Gerdes House hotel across the street. The signboard down the block advertises fruit lands in Hood River and Mosier.
I hope the toddler has a seatbelt.
Anyone have a guess what "UBH" stands for?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
********** Boys Home?
Unitied Brotherhod *******?
What is written on the bell shaped sign? I assume this indicates there is a telephone inside?
Longshot2 on 16th December 2013 @ 9:08am
You are right. This is kind of a different view.
They look like they are leaning into the corner. Must have been a fast moving parade.
There is something in the back of my mind about early fund raising for a children's home. I wonder if that is UBH.
l.e. on 16th December 2013 @ 9:20am
as one who took a tumble out of a slow moving car back in my early childhood, I continue to applaud seat belts. twas near home on Prospect and I can still remember the pebbles imbedded in my palms.........
Underwood Bingen Harbor.....or Underwood Boys Home.....pretty lame.
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th December 2013 @ 9:23am
The UBH thing appears to be a pennant. Maybe there is an R on the end of the UBH that is hid behind the headlight. United Bank of Hood River. Almost as lame as Arlen's idea.
Buzz on 16th December 2013 @ 9:31am
Union Building of Hood River
Buzz on 16th December 2013 @ 9:36am
It's definitely a pennant, but there's no room for an "R" on it.
The best I could find in Google is "Urban Beer Hikes", with the motto "Walk- sit- think- drink".
Arthur on 16th December 2013 @ 10:13am
careful, the WCTU will smack you down Arthur......somehow I doubt that it stands for Urban Beer Hikes but I like it better than any of my lame ideas.....and I really support their motto. In fact, a cool Full Sail amber awaits me in the frig......drink Oregon first....Arlen
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th December 2013 @ 2:36pm
To me, this looks a little earlier than July. Any chance this could be celebration of the opening of the Columbia River Highway, which I think took place in June?
This photo looks from the opposite direction.
l.e. on 16th December 2013 @ 6:09pm
Some history about John Gerdes:
"In 1899, Mr. & Mrs. Gerdes purchaced the Delk property on 2nd & Cascade where the Gerdes Hotel still stands. In 1906 Mr. Gerdes built an addition to the original building and began the operation of the rooming house which he continued until his death in 1934, at the age of 84. Mrs. Gerdes passed away in 1920 at the age of 54."
l.e. on 16th December 2013 @ 7:02pm
I know why he is going around the corner so fast....he needs to get a run at that steep hill.
United Brethren Hood River??
l.e. on 16th December 2013 @ 7:06pm
The United Brethren Church was a popular one in HR during this era, but I wonder about the lack of an "R" on the pennant.
Arthur on 16th December 2013 @ 8:56pm